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Cleveland clean energy, Natural Areas and Climate Change showcased this afternoon

Marc Lefkowitz  |  11/01/11 @ 11:15am

· This afternoon at 1 p.m. in downtown Cleveland's Willard Park, the Sierra Club will be showcasing local innovation in clean energy technology happening right here in Northeast Ohio.

Local entrepreneurs are leading the charge in creating green alternatives that will repower Cleveland and produce needed clean energy jobs. Tremont Electric has just received a patent to harness the power of Lake Erie's waves; Lighting America of Ohio works in extreme efficient solid-state lighting design, which produces energy savings upwards of 80 to 90%.

City Councilman Brian Cummins will join the entrepreneurs of Cleveland to call on the P.U.C.O to enforce Ohio's 2008 Energy Efficiency Resource Standards, which would drive economic growth, save ratepayers money, and reduce the public health threats posed by coal pollution.

More details here.

· The 38th Natural Areas Conference has a live webcast this afternoon starting at 1 p.m. of the following plenary speakers:

  • Lara Hansen (1 pm) "Are you climate savvy? Getting conservation and resource management on track for Climate Change."
  • Jim Miller (2 pm) "Seventy-Five years of fighting exotics in Southeastern forests, from 1975-2050"
  • Janisse Ray (4 pm) "From cracker childhood to changing climate: Nature, community and the politics of wholeness"
  • Stuart Pimm (4:30 pm) "Carbon and climate disruption, losses of forests and biodiversity. Is political action likely?

· New Community Project via E Magazine: Here's a resource list of hard-to-recycle items like aseptic drink boxes, carpet, car batteries and other household items that you cannot leave at the curb (the post is from 2006, so check with local groups like the Cuyahoga Solid Waste District for updates and local options)

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